Day 85

I woke up just after 6 am and tried to get back to sleep but it didn’t work. I gave in to being awake and got up just after 6.30 am. It was still dark. I thought it might be a nice time to get some writing done but that didn’t happen. I did do an early French revision. I think my brain felt sharper and I got through each level much faster. I’ll start a new group of words next Tuesday.

After hubby had left for work I did my workout. I pushed hard and I have continued to feel it all day. I think I’m still clenching some of the muscles in question. Sleep will be a welcomed body relaxant.

Painting and Knitting WIP

I decided to draw first. I took inspiration from another photo from Akaroa. I drew it straight onto a canvas, so I can paint it. There is a lot of detail in the lighthouse and the boat which is quiet intimidating but I’ll attempt it over the next two days.

Then I started my writing practice and nothing happened. I tried to write the next paragraph and…. nothing happened. Uh oh! It has all been flowing so nicely for over a week and today the well was dry. I figured I’d start a second writing project but after three short paragraphs, I was also stumped. This ordeal was about 20 minutes long, so I called it a day.

I moved onto knitting. My new method for keeping track worked like a charm. I always knew what I was supposed to be knitting. Sadly, I made lots of weird little mistakes that mean it looks a bit odd in a few places. I am going to continue though. I’m hoping that by the time it’s stitched together and has a hand stuffed in it, it will look fine. We’ll just say it looks fine.

Lastly I spent some time singing before hubby got home. I wish I was a more consistent singer. I guess practice would help with that.

I feel like I didn’t do much with my day but I did all the things I needed to. I’ll give myself a break tomorrow because it’s my birthday.

30 Day Blog Challenge – All my answers will be posted here.

Day 5: What are your favourite comfort foods and why?

The first would have to be lasagne. This was the first dish I learned to cook. It’s taken me many years to come to my current recipe. The meat sauce is slow cooked for 4 hours and is packed full of veggies. Although you’d never notice because it still tastes so meaty.

Next would have to be a gnocchi topped chicken, mushroom and leek pie. The filling is so light and creamy and the gnocchi gives it the hearty feeling you’re looking for with comfort food.

The next is roasted chicken with a southern spice rub and potato salad with apple. The spice rub is smokey and spicy and warms your soul. The potato salad brings much need freshness and relief from the spice.

Now depending on the type of comfort I need, I could simply enjoy a handful of M&Ms… just because.

Did you know you look really good when you smile? I hope you’re having a magical week.


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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

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